Jewish Cemetery on the Scheveningseweg open on September 15

OLD JEWISH CEMETERY ACCESSIBLE ONE YEAR

 

The old Jewish Cemetery on the Scheveningseweg will be open to the public on Sunday 15 September 2019, from 12:00 to 17:00 hrs, on the occasion of the Heritage Days. Free tours. The cemetery is closed on Saturdays.

A total of 10,000 people are buried here under more than 2,800 gravestones lying flat at ground level, with inscriptions in Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew and Dutch. Nearly 1,100 gravestones date from the period 1697 to 1799 and more than 1,100 churches date from between 1799 to 1906. A number of very old oaks largely determine the atmosphere and serene character of this cemetery where no paths have been laid. There are famous people from The Hague life, including Jozef Israëls and Levi Lassen.

More information: www.joodsebegraafplaats.nl and on Wikipedia under “Jewish cemetery The Hague”. Advice: Men and boys keep their heads covered at the cemetery; so wear a hat, hat, keppel or cap. No pets allowed. Without footpaths so wear sturdy shoes. Location: Scheveningsweg corner Burgemeester Patijnlaan, diagonally opposite the Peace Palace.

Contactpersoon. Robert J. Gmelig Meijling,

Secretary of the Foundation for the Maintenance of the Jewish Cemetery in The Hague 

070-3 28 13 61 0627433315
rjgmelig@casema.nl